One of Ohio State’s top offensive line targets for the 2024 class is hoping to make another trip to Columbus soon.
Four-star Indiana prospect Ian Moore made the trip to Columbus on Sept. 3 for Ohio State’s 21-10 victory over Notre Dame and told Eleven Warriors he hopes to be back at OSU soon.
“I’m going to try but as of right now I don’t know,” Moore said about the possibility of him attending another OSU game this fall.
Opportunities for Moore to potentially make a return visit include Sep. 24 against Wisconsin, which is now slotted for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff time, and Ohio State’s Nov. 26 regular-season finale against Michigan.
The Buckeyes have made it clear how much of a priority Moore is to their 2024 class, as Ryan Day, offensive line coach Justin Frye, graduate assistant Mike Sollenne and recruiting assistant Cass Simmons all reached out to the Indiana standout on Sept. 1, the first day college coaches could directly contact recruits. Moore enjoyed his visit to Columbus on Sept. 3, and has since been projected to land at Ohio State via two 247Sports Crystal Ball picks. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound prospect was impressed by what he saw from OSU’s offensive line in Week 1.
“The offense was great,” Moore said after his visit. “The passing game and the run game really impressed me. The offensive line ran through the Notre Dame defense.”
OSU commits shine in high school action
There was no shortage of big performances from Ohio State’s 2023 commits over the weekend.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t lead this section with Jermaine Mathews, who is also a key contributor on special teams for Winton Woods. Mathews returned a punt for a touchdown in his team’s 46-6 victory over Turpin Friday, and made several defenders look silly in the process.
Punt Return of the year ! pic.twitter.com/js5adBbRkF— Jermaine Mathews Jr (@Jr2Maine) September 10, 2022
Better angle 7 pic.twitter.com/6M8H575BfT— Jermaine Mathews Jr (@Jr2Maine) September 10, 2022
With the win, Winton Woods and Mathews moved to 4-0 on the season.
Brandon Inniss hauled in three passes for 33 yards in American Heritage’s (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) 56-0 win over Glades Central before leaving the game early due to the lopsided score. Mark Fletcher wasn’t utilized often in the contest but made his presence known anyway, running for 54 yards on just two carries.
To easyyyyy!!! https://t.co/Y0HUjibRtO— Brandon Inniss (@brandon5star2) September 10, 2022
Although his team ultimately dropped a 42-31 contest, quarterback Brock Glenn made a few big plays for Lausanne Collegiate School over the weekend, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another. Overall on the evening, he was 11-of-20 for 140 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions while running for 37 yards on nine carries with a score.
#Auburn quarterback target Brock Glenn steps up in the pocket and throws a nice touch pass over the middle for six!— Cole Pinkston (@ColePinkston) September 10, 2022
His second passing TD of the night. He also had a rushing score. pic.twitter.com/PuUeLs9yZC
Four-star safety Jayden Bonsu delivered a big performance for St. Peter’s Prep (Hillside, New Jersey) by racking up 12 tackles (1 for loss) and a sack in a 23-10 win over DePaul Catholic.
Moving to the 2024 class, Dylan Raiola turned in a fine performance for Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona), completing 10 of 15 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for a touchdown in a 50-0 win.
Checked out five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola on Friday. @RaiolaDylan— Anthony Yero (@AnthonyYero1) September 12, 2022
Raiola made his home debut for Chandler (AZ). Hes got the elite size. Thunderstorm delays kept me from staying the whole game.@RivalsWoody @adamgorney @Rivals @OhioSt_Rivals @BillLandis25 @chandler_wolves pic.twitter.com/killyVVvDp
Rodgers has moment of sportsmanship
It was a frustrating night for OSU wide receiver commit Bryson Rodgers and Wiregrass Ranch High School (Zephyrhills, Florida) as the team fell 31-10 and Rodgers caught only two passes for 13 yards.
But there was a moment that transcended any scoreboard result Friday, as Rodgers took the time to stretch out an opponent laying on the ground in the midst of a game.
Great photo here by Dave Walters, capturing @IBryson13 stretching out a @ZHSBulldogs player from last nights game. Great sportsmanship by the @OhioStateFB commit. @SBLiveSports @SBLiveFL @PascoCountyFB @Buckeye_Nation @HangOn_Sloopy @AndrewNemec @JohnGarcia_Jr #OhioState #HSFB pic.twitter.com/cu5gpJ0Sru— Andy Villamarzo (@Andy_Villamarzo) September 10, 2022
Considering how competitive you have to be to earn a scholarship to a school of Ohio State’s caliber, it’s pretty hard not to be impressed when a player takes the time to check on an opponent in the midst of a game.